Processing and manufacturing can be a costly and complex business. Learn tips for having the best practices in the industry.

Metal Fabrication: Comparing Powder Coating to Conventional Paints

7 December 2017
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If you are planning on ordering custom metal products from your fabricator, you should choose the right finishing coating. A suitable finishing layer will protect the metal from corrosion and general damage from the external adverse conditions. Also, the coating will enhance the appeal of the material, making it more appealing to the product users. There are two primary coating options to consider for your metal fabrications: powder coating and painting.
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4 Ways Crafters Can Use a Laser Cutting

25 September 2017
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If you are a crafter, especially one who has their own crafting business, you may be looking at ways to expand your business and offer more items during the holidays or throughout the year. One way you can do that is through laser cutting. If you aren't sure that buying laser cutting machine would benefit your crafting business, consider these 4 ways that crafters can use a laser cutter. Laser Cutting and Dollhouse Furniture
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Why You Should Choose Recyclable Bottles

25 May 2017
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When you are purchasing bottles for your packaging application, it is important to know that not all bottles are made the same. Some are made from recyclable materials while others cannot be recycled. While you are free to choose any product you like from the two options, you might first want to know why recyclable bottles find favour in the eyes of many businesses operating across Australia. Reduces demand for energy
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Sheet Metal Construction: Three Design Considerations for Folded Panel Fabrication

17 January 2017
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Sheet metal bending is a critical process in custom fabrication. This machining procedure produces folded panels which are useful for diverse construction applications. In ideal circumstances, you should engage a designer if you are planning to order custom folded panels for this type of installation. However, you can create an initial rough design using general know-how. Here are considerations to help you in designing folded panels for construction. Bend Radius
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Tips on How to Get Quality Aluminium Railings For Your Deck

8 November 2016
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Aluminium is one of the best metals that you can choose for your deck railing project. It is a lightweight yet durable and affordable metal with low maintenance requirements. Since the deck railings are usually exposed to the elements, aluminum makes a suitable candidate due to its high resistance to corrosion even with exposure to the elements. However, to enjoy these benefits of aluminium and get quality deck railings, you need to pay attention to the project, right from the fabrication of aluminium to the installation stage.
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Insiders View: Best Practices In Processing And Manufacturing

Processing and manufacturing can be a costly and complex business. Hello there. My name is Ian, and I spent most of my working life as an accountant for processing and manufacturing companies. This definitely gave me an insider's view of the industry! I am recently retired and wish to share what I have learned about best practice and cost saving in the processing and manufacturing sector. I hope to cover topics such as sourcing manufacturers, quality assurance and budgeting. I sincerely hope that you find some of this information beneficial. Please stay for a while and browse through my posts. Thank you.